A Newton-CG based barrier method for finding a second-order stationary point of nonconvex conic optimization with complexity guarantees

In this paper we consider finding an approximate second-order stationary point (SOSP) of nonconvex conic optimization that minimizes a twice differentiable function over the intersection of an affine subspace and a convex cone. In particular, we propose a Newton-conjugate gradient (Newton-CG) based barrier method for finding an $(\epsilon,\sqrt{\epsilon})$-SOSP of this problem. Our method is not … Read more

Primal-dual extrapolation methods for monotone inclusions under local Lipschitz continuity with applications to variational inequality, conic constrained saddle point, and convex conic optimization problems

In this paper we consider a class of structured monotone inclusion (MI) problems that consist of finding a zero in the sum of two monotone operators, in which one is maximal monotone while another is locally Lipschitz continuous. In particular, we first propose a primal-dual extrapolation (PDE) method for solving a structured strongly MI problem … Read more

Accelerated first-order methods for convex optimization with locally Lipschitz continuous gradient

In this paper we develop accelerated first-order methods for convex optimization with locally Lipschitz continuous gradient (LLCG), which is beyond the well-studied class of convex optimization with Lipschitz continuous gradient. In particular, we first consider unconstrained convex optimization with LLCG and propose accelerated proximal gradient (APG) methods for solving it. The proposed APG methods are … Read more